DRUGS, violence and retribution. They say the more things change, the more they stay the same and twenty years on nothing could be more true for Renton, Sick Boy, Spud and Begbie in Danny Boyle’s nostalgic yet strangely evocative and long-awaited sequel to Trainspotting.
Ever since Fidel Castro died in November 2016, foreign observers – journalists, political tourists, and the like – have flocked to the streets of Havana. Let’s go and see communist Cuba before it is too late! they reason.
The Sunday Times has caused a furore by reporting that a 2016 test of the UK’s submarine-borne strategic nuclear deterrent ended in failure. After the submarine HMS Vengeance returned to sea following a £350M refit, it tested a Trident-II D-5 missile off the coast of Florida. Immediately after launch, the unarmed missile reportedly veered off course and flew towards the US mainland rather than following its planned trajectory towards a sea target near West Africa.